Terre Haute: Race report

Terre Haute, Ind. - Results Saturday Night (June 14) from the running of the Terre Haute First National Bank "Sumar Classic" USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series race at the Terre Haute Action Track, with starting position in parentheses,...

Terre Haute, Ind. - Results Saturday Night (June 14) from the running of the Terre Haute First National Bank "Sumar Classic" USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series race at the Terre Haute Action Track, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. extended his lead in the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Championship Series standings with his fifth dirt-track victory in six starts dating back to 2002, winning Saturday night's 100-lap Terre Haute First National Bank "Sumar Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. "My Ford/Power Stroke Diesel Beast/Ford ran well all race," said Yeley in victory lane after the marathon race, which featured 14 caution periods. "We had an awesome race car those last seven laps. We were really struggling for fuel and in the corners it started hiccupping, making it tough to run the top groove." Speculation was that Yeley's car was so short on fuel at the checkered flag that it may have not been able to complete another lap.

Yeley's victory was his 11th in USAC National competition this season as he chases the single-season USAC mark of 19. "It's easier when you run for three great teams, like I do," said Yeley, whose Silver Crown car is co-owned by NASCAR Winston Cup Champ Tony Stewart and Bob East.

Kevin Huntley, who led lap one and lap 97, finished second, ahead of Dave Darland, Paul White and Matt Westfall, as only nine of the the 26 starters made it to the finish.

Jay Drake started on the pole and ran strong until he spun on lap 45. He rejoined the race and came back to fourth place before exiting on lap 76 when he encountered steering problems.

Russ Gamester, winner of the qualifying race, escaped injury in a flip on lap 13.

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , J.J. Yeley , Jay Drake , Matt Westfall , Russ Gamester , Paul White